Serialization expert Supply Chain Wizard to co-host gathering for pharma CMOs, CPOs & 3PLs in Berlin.
Supply Chain Wizard, a full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, as well as supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs, is co-hosting the Pharma CMO Summit on December 12, 2016 at the Ramada Hotel Alexanderplatz in Berlin.
Titled Preparing Pharmaceutical CMOs & CPOs for Cost-Effective Serialization Compliance, the event will bring together manufacturers, CMOs, CPOs, 3PLs and solution providers for a full day of education and networking around the theme of making real progress toward serialization compliance.
The event is co-hosted with Medicines for Europe (formerly European Generics Association), an organization serving as the voice of Europe’s generic, biosimilar and value-added medicines industries. The December 12 gathering is the latest iteration in a series of such summits initiated by Supply Chain Wizard. Pharmaceutical industry professionals can register for the conference by visiting www.pharmacmosummit.com.
The goal of the event is to address the serious challenges presented by upcoming global serialization mandates, especially those in Europe and the United States. The day-long event will feature keynote addresses on major topics in serialization, along with panel discussions, breakout networking and roundtable sessions. Speakers and workshops will provide manufacturers and CMOs with strategies, processes and tools to prepare for serialization compliance and integration.
The event’s esteemed roster of sponsors speaks to the summit’s overall heft: The list includes Abbott, Teva and other leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. Solution providers will share best IT and packaging technologies, processes and tools for streamlining and enhancing serialization implementation.
In addition, the conference will present opportunities for hands-on serialization learning activities, and will stress the sharing of content and experience among participants — a concept often seen as challenging in a largely close-to-the-vest pharmaceutical culture.
Another highlight of the event — one in which Supply Chain Wizard is particularly well-versed — is the opportunities for enhanced business practices through data analytics offered by optimized serialization systems. It is, according to the company, an instance where regulations once deemed onerous are opening doors to smarter manufacturing and supply chain operations.
“The exchange of knowledge this event will facilitate is the cornerstone of its success,” said Evren Ozkaya, founder and CEO of Supply Chain Wizard. “By bringing together multiple perspectives, and sharing both successes and struggles, we are confident attendees will leave this conference with a better understanding of what is needed to assure compliance with looming serialization mandates, and to effectively utilize the resulting data these new processes and systems will provide.”
Supply Chain Wizard organizes serialization roundtables, summits and training programs throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States, and runs frequent webinars to support clients with their regulatory and compliance challenges. The company is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices in Germany, Turkey and India. www.supplychainwizard.com.
Medicines for Europe represents the pharmaceutical companies supplying the largest share of medicines across Europe, and is the voice of the generic, biosimilar and value added industries. www.medicinesforeurope.com.